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    Debian LTS: DLA-2415-1: freetype security update

    Date 25 Oct 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Sergei Glazunov discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of embedded PNG bitmaps in FreeType. Opening malformed fonts may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
    
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    Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2415-1                This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/lts/security/                    Thorsten Alteholz
    October 25, 2020                              https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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    Package        : freetype
    Version        : 2.6.3-3.2+deb9u2
    CVE ID         : CVE-2020-15999
    
    
    Sergei Glazunov discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in 
    the handling of embedded PNG bitmaps in FreeType. Opening malformed fonts 
    may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    
    For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 
    2.6.3-3.2+deb9u2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your freetype packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of freetype please refer to
    its security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/freetype
    
    Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
    
    

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